Great day 2-5-11

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by jma1978, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. jma1978

    jma1978 Bird Catcher

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    Josh
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    Set off Saturday morning from Barber's Point. Had a couple people from work come along, so my wife took photos instead of deckhand duties :lux:
    Here's the documentary:

    Setting the spread. Five rigged spreader bars and two heavy bullets to travel deeper.

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    Couple hours later after missing a couple strikes, we get a small mahi on the biggest lure; a 9" purple and black bullet head trailing 6" blue and white squids on the spreader. Checked the stomach of the mahi and I don't know how he expected to swallow that lure. It was LOADED with fish and squid; some baby mahi (I think), a couple barracuda about 10" long, some squid, a couple triggers...

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    Then soon after that, we get a stripey on the center rigger. The one with the smallest lure (go figure). It's a spreader bar with 15 blue and pink squids (3.5") and a 5" blue and pink (with a hook way too big for it) trailing in back. I clear lines while John fights it, but I did a poor job. I ended up stepping on a hook while leadering, and while fumbling with the hook in my foot, we accidentally give it some slack and he happily shakes his head and swims away without that troublesome hook in his mouth any more. At least the troublesome hook in my foot came out without too much trouble...

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    Then it gets slow and Damon is bored.

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    We go a while with nothing. Find lots of birds around BO, but can't find the fish. I get bored and decide to just cruise while waiting for the afternoon bite, so I slow it down to about 5 knots. About 5 minutes later, the same center rigger takes off again and we see a stripey jumping 6 feet out of the water and tail walking. Puts on a great show and we gun it trying to keep the line tight. He calms down after a couple minutes and we bring him in. Determined not to lose this one, we take our time.

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    But when we get it to leader, the fish bolts for the motor and the leader gets stuck in the swim step. Damon misses the gaff, but knocks the leader free, so I just haul the fish into the boat and it's a big tangle of people, gaff, line and a fish showing us how unhappy he is.

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    Then John releases his aggression from losing the first stripey.

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    Now it's time to head home, so we troll back in with no more action. Get to the harbor and it looks a little rough.

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    Get to the ramp and there's quite a bit of surge. There's a guy there trying to load his jetski, but the water is coming in to the front tires of his truck and then back out to where the trailer is on dry ground. After a few tries and some good timing, I help him get it loaded.

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    Getting my boat on wasn't too bad, but I did scrape the keel on the trailer. I guess it's time for a couple keel rollers...

    All in all, it was a great day and the best fishing I've seen this year! Thanks to the camerawoman for documenting it all:

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    Finished off the day with some naragi belly for dinner:

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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  2. Lady Nolee

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    Jenson
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    Awesome report guys, way to get blood in the box during this slow time. Tight lines, J
     
  3. Mingo

    Mingo Newbie

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    Awesome. You also get major aloha/kharma points for helping that dude load his jetski !
     
  4. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

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    Nice going on the mahi and stripey. Your wife definitely did a good job taking pictures and documenting the day.

    Jonny
     
  5. 808shorecaster

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    Congratulations on the catches. Always good to be on the water regardless if you catch or don't catch.
     
  6. keverly

    keverly Newbie

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    that's mean! We lost a stripey on friday just before gaffing it. Beautiful fish and i'm glad you got a second chance to seal the deal.
     
  7. Tower Todd

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    Great report and great pics!

    TT
     
  8. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Josh, Josh's wife and the rest of the crew,
    Good goin' on the fish, great report and tell the wife she should keep taking pics (she did good), great all around day...

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  9. Morris Lures

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    Good going guys. Looked like some good grindz.
     
  10. kaimikai

    kaimikai Newbie

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    the only bad thing about that post is that the last pic made me hungry!great job...
     
  11. adobo

    adobo sponsor by..Masalures.com

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    nice!
     
  12. hiloboy

    hiloboy Okinawaiian Sencho

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    Right on good job, btw, I was digging da blood splatter!
     
  13. PacificPredator

    PacificPredator Captain

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    Cool post. Thanks for sharing
     
  14. jma1978

    jma1978 Bird Catcher

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    Thanks, we've had plenty bolo trips lately. It's good to catch something for a change

    kharma points never even crossed my mind; I was just doing what anybody would do. Can't imagine just sitting on the pier and watching the show without offering any help...

    Thanks. She seems to enjoy the camera duty more than the deckhand duty...

    Yeah, it's definitely rewarding when you finally get one in the boat. It seems that every time we go out, we learn a new way to lose a fish.

    Thanks Pat. Not quite as big as your latest catches, but it's a good start!

    Yeah, it's my first time eating striped marlin. Amazing tasting fish!

    haha. Yeah, he was pretty much done for after the first hit.
     
  15. tsutomu

    tsutomu Newbie

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    Nice catch josh!
     

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